SOMERSET LEVELS 435 – WALKING WESTON’S STREETS 4

 

 

Wet morning

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Weston-super-Mare, my home town, on the coast where the Somerset Levels run down into the Bristol Channel – the local, somewhat muddy, version of the sea.  Following a recent reunion with age-old friends there (here), I’ve been visiting Weston again, and walking streets echoing with things remembered – sometimes only half-remembered –  from over half a century ago.

Weston is a seaside town and, like seaside towns the UK over, it is experiencing something of an economic downturn – the era of the family seaside holiday in uncertain British weather is long past, due to cheap holidays in warmer and far more reliable, foreign climes.  So, there is to Weston something of the cheap and cheerful, a – to me, anyway – rather attractive tattiness at the edges, that makes walking here with a camera a pleasure – a definite feeling of not knowing what will appear next.  The Ghost of FATman Past perhaps?  Well, if he gives me half a chance, I’ll photograph him …

And so in Nov 2019 to pictures taken with an open mind – pictures which are, for better or for worse, in the main quite different from the preceding 400+ that I’ve posted of the Somerset Levels.  Some of them may be a little obscure / far out / radical / unexplained /  I don’t know… but I did mention photographing with an open mind, which means looking, on the spur of the moment, at anything and everything …    But, whatever, warts and all, I hope you’ll like (at least some of) these images.  (Click onto them to enlarge them)

Earlier posts in this series are here: 1 2 3 .

A short history of Weston is here.

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Lion, drainpipe and CCTV

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Wet morning: drenched leaf on drenched pavement

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About Adrian Lewis
Photographer working in monochrome, colour and combinations of the two - with a great liking for many types of subject, including Minimalism, landscapes, abstracts, soft colour, people, movement, nature - I like to be adventurous in my photography, trying new ideas and working in many genres. And I'm fond of Full English Breakfasts and Duvel golden ale, though not necessarily together.

8 Responses to SOMERSET LEVELS 435 – WALKING WESTON’S STREETS 4

  1. Sonali Dalal says:

    one more enjoyable series.

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  2. bluebrightly says:

    Another unlikely grouping, and maybe more interesting for the connections not being so obvious.

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Good, thank you, I’m glad this leaves you with those thoughts, esp “unlikely”. I’m trying for diverse groupings and, for the most part, the connections are only that they are things that have visually attracted me in Weston. 🙂

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  3. Quite a variety, yet all of a piece.

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  4. I like this series, Adrian. The connection is you, walking around in your home town Weston, shooting what gets to you. It’s kind of showing yourself in a very direct way… Cheers for the weekend!

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    • Adrian Lewis says:

      Harrie, yes, thank you, I think that says it well – walking in my home town, firing at what attracts my eyes, showing my preferences – very glad you see it this way, my friend, and you’ve provided a good insight for me too. A very good weekend to you too! Adrian 🙂

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